Jermaine Kearse
Jermaine Kearse
29-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
Questionable
Injury Achilles
Sat Practice: Limited
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Kearse isn't a downfield burner and doesn't have standout size, but his hands, route running and consistency should make him a key piece for the Jets once again in 2018. The former Seahawks wideout has established a high floor with over 500 yards in each of the past four seasons, and Kearse's first year in New York saw him set career highs across the board with 65 catches for 810 yards and five touchdowns. The offseason signing of Terrelle Pryor and Quincy Enunwa's return from a neck injury that kept him out all of last season will make New York's wide receiver corps more crowded, but Kearse should still be able to work his way onto the field for most snaps, especially if Robby Anderson gets suspended for off-the-field issues. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $13.5 million contract with the Seahawks in March of 2016. Traded to the Jets in September of 2017.
Sharp decline in 2018
WRNew York Jets
Achilles
January 5, 2019
Kearse (Achilles) finished the 2018 season with 37 catches for 371 yards and one touchdown.
ANALYSIS
Kearse took a major step back after recording career highs across the board with 65 catches, 810 yards and five touchdowns in his first season with the Jets. The interest in Kearse as an unrestricted free agent this offseason is likely to be tepid, and he's unlikely to work his way onto the fantasy radar in most formats regardless of where he lands.
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How do Jermaine Kearse's 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
50.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.13
 
% Team Air Yards
16.0%
 
% Team Targets
15.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
48.7%
 
Drop Rate
2.6%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.6
 
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How do Jermaine Kearse's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
209 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.58 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.12 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.03 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Bench Press
14 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
32.13 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Kearse took a slight step back in 2016, notching 41 receptions for 510 yards and one touchdown. While his receptions weren't much lower than his career-high from 2015 (49), he was targeted far more often last year -- 89 targets in 2016 compared to 68 in 2015 -- and did less with the balls he did catch (5.7 yards per reception). He's still the favorite to lock in the No. 3 spot on the depth chart and could be due for a bounce back season if he can prove his effectiveness when targeted. If not, Paul Richardson and Tanner McEvoy could be in line for increased reps.
Mostly valued for his blocking, big-play ability and special teams contributions, Kearse is coming off a career-best season in each of the three major receiving categories, yet still hasn't reached 50 catches or 70 targets in a single campaign. He's been an effective real-life complement to Doug Baldwin the past few years, but when Jimmy Graham went down for the season last November, it was Baldwin and rookie Tyler Lockett - rather than Kearse - who stepped up. Seattle still thought enough of Kearse to give him a three-year, $13.5 million contract that includes $6.3 million in guarantees, but the deal doesn't mean he'll take on a larger target workload this season.
Kearse made the biggest catch in Seahawks history last year in the NFC championship, but then dropped a perfect over-the-shoulder pass that might have led to a different Super Bowl outcome. And therein lies the rub. Whether because of limited speed, inconsistent separation or a drop here or there, Kearse has not proven when given the chance that he is more than a fourth receiver masquerading as a No. 2. Maybe the addition of Jimmy Graham this year will open the passing game to the extent that it benefits Kearse in coverage. That's enough reason to keep him on the radar, but not enough to consider drafting him even in deep leagues.
Kearse was a useful role player in his second season, averaging 9.1 YPT and catching touchdowns in the NFC Championship game and the Super Bowl. With Golden Tate gone and Sidney Rice retired, Kearse is suddenly the No. 3 receiver in the offense. The 6-0, 209-pound Kearse is the team's lone wideout of note with any size. And with safeties focused on Percy Harvin, Kearse is bound to have single coverage each week. Don't be surprised if he outperforms expectations.
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Ruled out this week
WRNew York Jets
Achilles
December 28, 2018
Kearse (Achilles) won't play Sunday against the Patriots.
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Not visible at practice
WRNew York Jets
Achilles
December 28, 2018
Kearse (Achilles) wasn't seen at the early portion of Friday's practice, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.
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Not partaking in practice
WRNew York Jets
Achilles
December 27, 2018
Kearse (Achilles) wasn't on the field for the start of Thursday's practice, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.
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Sidelined Wednesday
WRNew York Jets
Achilles
December 26, 2018
Kearse (Achilles) wasn't spotted at practice Wednesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
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Getting checked for Achilles injury
WRNew York Jets
Achilles
December 24, 2018
Coach Todd Bowles said that Kearse suffered an Achilles injury in the Week 16 loss to the Packers and would undergo X-rays on Monday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
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